In this issue, SSP workplace organiser Richie Venton looks at zero hours contracts, which perfectly encapsulate the disgustingly exploitative system we live under. Far from being on the margins of the labour market, zero hours contracts are mushrooming, encouraged by the employers’ organisations and the mainstream pro-capitalist political parties. The ‘bedroom tax’ is under the spotlight again, and SSP co-spokesperson Sandra Webster looks at the potential of the mass march and rally planned for the Liberal Democrat UK conference in Glasgow on 14 September. Hot on the heels of this potentially historic demo is the second national March and Rally for an Independent Scotland in Edinburgh, and SSP co-spokesperson Colin Fox examines the prospects for a Yes vote in 2014.